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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 73%

Nathalie (2003)

"A woman (Fanny Ardant) hires a prostitute (Emmanuelle Béart) to seduce her unfaithful husband (Gérard Depardieu) in Anne Fontaine's seductive and intriguing film." ‐New York Times
Posted Apr 13, 2006
2/5 25%

Madea's Family Reunion (2006)

"This movie's trailers promise a slapstick comedy about an obese black woman who takes no guff and enjoys beating people up. It isn't exactly, and that's a disappointment." ‐New York Times
Posted Feb 27, 2006
1.5/5 9%

When a Stranger Calls (2006)

"The film is not quite suspense-free, but almost. When finding a dead body underwater isn't scary, something is very wrong." ‐New York Times
Posted Feb 18, 2006
1.5/5 7%

Date Movie (2006)

"Date Movie has a nascent sense of the absurd but doesn't know what to do with it." ‐New York Times
Posted Feb 18, 2006
1/5 6%

Big Momma's House 2 (2006)

"... inconsequential sequel for the undemanding moviegoer." ‐New York Times
Posted Jan 26, 2006
2/5 14%

In the Mix (2005)

"[A] one-dimensional romantic comedy that ... feels like an old-fashioned vehicle picture, the kind the big movie studios used to make in the 1930's and 40's just to bring in the fans of a particular actor or actress." ‐New York Times
Posted Nov 28, 2005
2.5/5 17%

Blackmail Boy (Oxygono) (2004)

"The Greek film Blackmail Boy has the feel of farce at times, but much of the time it just seems determined to shock." ‐New York Times
Posted Nov 17, 2005
4.5/5 73%

Pulse (Kairo) (2005)

"There are very few moments in Kiyoshi Kurosawa's fiercely original, thrillingly creepy horror movie that don't evoke a dreamlike dread of the truly unknown." ‐New York Times
Posted Nov 9, 2005
4/5 93%

Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price (2005)

"Robert Greenwald's documentary makes a devastating case against the largest retailer on the planet." ‐New York Times
Posted Nov 4, 2005
2.5/5 4%

The Fog (2005)

"Mildly scary here and there." ‐New York Times
Posted Oct 29, 2005
4/5 68%

Protocols of Zion (2005)

"There are laughs in Marc Levin's Protocols of Zion, which is quite an accomplishment for a film about the increasing anti-Semitism around the world." ‐New York Times
Posted Oct 20, 2005
3.5/5 78%

Three of Hearts: A Postmodern Family (2005)

"A significant development turns Susan Kaplan's documentary into a thought-provoking story." ‐New York Times
Posted Oct 18, 2005
3/5 88%

Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D (2005)

"The illusion is impressive but incomplete, and therefore mildly disappointing. But I cannot deny having felt a little nervous when 'we' were standing too close to the edge at the Grand Canyon-like Hadley Rille. So clearly I am a liar." ‐New York Times
Posted Sep 23, 2005
2/5 11%

Venom (2005)

"Venom certainly can't be called a good movie, but within the horror genre it's perfectly palatable." ‐New York Times
Posted Sep 16, 2005
1/5 83%

Salaam Namaste (2005)

"Salaam Namaste must set some sort of record for genre pileup." ‐New York Times
Posted Sep 12, 2005
1.5/5 50%

Oil Factor: Behind the War on Terror (2005)

"Most of this is old news. And the filmmakers never make a coherent case, at least not to the layperson. As a result, the film, which runs about 90 minutes, seems painfully long." ‐New York Times
Posted Jul 18, 2005
2.5/5 18%

This Revolution (2006)

"Stephen Marshall's admirable but unfocused new film is set in New York City during the 2004 Republican National Convention." ‐New York Times
Posted Jun 29, 2005

Up for Grabs (2005)

"The film spends a little too much time on the fates of previous home run balls in general." ‐New York Times
Posted May 6, 2005
3/5 63%

The Grand Role (Le Grand RĂ´le) (2004)

"A touching Parisian love story about an actor and his dying wife." ‐New York Times
Posted May 6, 2005
3/5 47%

Death of a Dynasty (2003)

"Watching Damon Dash's playful movie is like entering a room where a large, too noisy party is going on and never fully adjusting to the dark or the din." ‐New York Times
Posted Apr 28, 2005
2/5 29%

Madison (2005)

"Only moviegoers who care about nitrous-oxide injection systems or Madison itself are likely to appreciate it." ‐New York Times
Posted Apr 21, 2005
1/5 50%

Dead and Breakfast (2005)

"Matthew Leutwylers horror movie about six young people trapped in a creepy small town goes for parody and fails." ‐New York Times
Posted Apr 20, 2005
2/5 57%

Perlasca: The Courage of a Just Man (Perlasca. Un eroe italiano) (2005)

"Giorgio Perlasca, who has been compared to Oskar Schindler, deserves better than this Italian television film." ‐New York Times
Posted Apr 14, 2005
3/5 60%

Winning Girls Through Psychic Mind Control (2002)

"The drummer in a struggling lounge act finds himself possessed by four wise entities in a comedy directed by Barry Alexander Brown." ‐New York Times
Posted Apr 14, 2005
3.5/5 81%

Voices in Wartime (2005)

"Rick King's stirring documentary Voices in Wartime is not, as you might guess from the title, a compilation of soldiers' battlefield letters to their families back home. This intense little film is about poetry." ‐New York Times
Posted Apr 7, 2005
3.5/5 80%

In Satmar Custody (2005)

"Nitzan Gilady's modest, disturbing documentary tells the story of a couple recruited by an ultra-Orthodox Jewish sect to move from Yemen to the United States." ‐New York Times
Posted Apr 6, 2005
3/5 60%

Dust to Glory (2005)

"A proudly rowdy down-home documentary about the 2003 run." ‐New York Times
Posted Apr 1, 2005
3/5 No Score Yet

Morning Raga (2004)

"Although it is from India, it has few of the usual Bollywood musical excesses." ‐New York Times
Posted Mar 17, 2005
3/5 46%

The Boys and Girl from County Clare (2004)

"Everyone is likable in John Irvin's appealing if obvious little fable about two estranged brothers and their ceili, or traditional Irish, bands." ‐New York Times
Posted Mar 11, 2005
2/5 57%

Sheriff (2005)

"Sheriff may have a point to make about the impact of family, roots and religion on the changing face of rural America, but the film, while admirably restrained and competently made, is too polite to clarify that." ‐New York Times
Posted Mar 10, 2005
3/5 54%

Because of Winn-Dixie (2005)

"It has old-fashioned and heartwarming written all over it, in heavy black Magic Marker." ‐New York Times
Posted Feb 17, 2005
2/5 13%

Bigger Than the Sky (2005)

"Self-conscious comic drama." ‐New York Times
Posted Feb 17, 2005
3.5/5 79%

Pooh's Heffalump Movie (2005)

"In Pooh's Heffalump Movie, which is adorable, he finally encounters the real thing. And it (the heffalump) is too cute for words." ‐New York Times
Posted Feb 10, 2005
3.5/5 87%

The Letter: An American Town and the 'Somali Invasion' (2005)

"Ziad H. Hamzeh's documentary is important as a record of a disturbing incident that occured when 1,100 immigrants from Somalia settled in Maine." ‐New York Times
Posted Feb 9, 2005
1.5/5 13%

Boogeyman (2005)

"Only glimpses of the monster are seen in Stephen Kay's supernatural thriller. Unfortunately, the same is true of the movie's plot and character." ‐New York Times
Posted Feb 5, 2005
2.5/5 10%

The Wedding Date (2005)

"Debra Messing and Dermot Mulroney star in a romantic comedy that struggles to capture the charm and ebullience of Four Weddings and a Funeral." ‐New York Times
Posted Feb 3, 2005

Fascination (2005)

"Jacqueline Bisset looks lovely at 60, and that's the best thing about Klaus Menzel's laughably bad thriller." ‐New York Times
Posted Feb 1, 2005
2/5 0%

Open My Heart (2004)

"Giada Colagrande wrote, directed and stars in this atmospheric but baffling drama about a protective, possessive prostitute." ‐New York Times
Posted Dec 16, 2004
2/5 67%

Santa Smokes (2002)

"The story of Johnny (Mr. Schauder), a struggling young actor with problems all around." ‐New York Times
Posted Dec 15, 2004
3/5 36%

Conspiracy of Silence (2004)

"John Deery's modest drama is one big, obvious argument against the vow of celibacy for Roman Catholic priests, but it has heart." ‐New York Times
Posted Dec 2, 2004
3/5 59%

Easy (2004)

"[Weinstock] does an impressive job of capturing the brave messiness of single life, or at least of 20-something dating." ‐New York Times
Posted Nov 29, 2004

Veer-Zaara (2004)

"For once, that thundering soap-opera music (which makes a Douglas Sirk movie score seem subtle) is welcome; it drowns out any embarrassing audience sniffles." ‐New York Times
Posted Nov 22, 2004
3/5 33%

You I Love (Ya lyublyu tebya) (2004)

"It is official. Russia is now modern enough to deal with a romantic theme that Noël Coward tackled in 1933." ‐New York Times
Posted Nov 18, 2004
1.5/5 32%

Seed of Chucky (2004)

"There is not a single scary moment in all of Seed of Chucky, so its laughs are welcome, though most of the humor falls flat." ‐New York Times
Posted Nov 15, 2004
3/5 63%

Magnifico (2003)

"A modest but engaging Filipino tear-jerker." ‐New York Times
Posted Oct 28, 2004
4/5 93%

Home of the Brave (2004)

"Paola di Florio's poignant documentary tells the freshly outraging story of Viola Liuzzo, a white woman who was killed while volunteering with the civil rights movement." ‐New York Times
Posted Oct 27, 2004
1.5/5 10%

Fish Without a Bicycle (2004)

"In this misguided romantic comedy, an actress (Jenna Mattison) is turning 25 and having a long-before-midlife crisis." ‐New York Times
Posted Oct 21, 2004
2.5/5 12%

Stella Street (2004)

"The cast of the popular BBC sketch-comedy series reunites for a feature-length comedy, but the concept doesn't translate well to the longer form." ‐New York Times
Posted Oct 21, 2004
3/5 15%

Raise Your Voice (2004)

"Ms. Duff's screen presence and the film's infectious high spirits will make this piece of fluff appealing to young moviegoers without conveying any sinister messages." ‐New York Times
Posted Oct 7, 2004
2/5 No Score Yet


"Richard Sylvarnes's deadly new film is a digital-media experiment posing as a ghost story." ‐New York Times
Posted Oct 4, 2004
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